Offshoring hits journalism
Offshoring hits journalism, with Reuters moving analysis-based editorial positions to India from the U.S. and Europe. For some comparison, creating three Indian positions was cheaper than keeping one of the original ones
Checklist for the ideal news Web sites
Need a checklist, part II: last month, Steve Outing dreamt of the ideal news Web site
Checklist for standard-based Web development
Need a checklist? Get a one for standard-based Web development; it’s good to use when producing quality CSS in a team environment. Meanwhile, Signal vs. Noise offers some rock-solid suggestions on what to do for every new feature added
Capitalization quandary: Internet and Web
Tony Long may be a fine copy editor — no doubt he’s better than me — but his style decisions confound. As you may have heard, Wired News now sets in lowercase Internet, Net, and Web because there is no earthly reason to capitalize any of these words. David Akin aptly explains why Tony is wrong
Well, it was bound to happen: BugMeNot has vanished from the Web, apparently ending the first big public attempt to circumvent online registration walls. MetaFilter has some eulogies and speculation.
Mozilla’s multi-columns, and an IE7 update
There’s been a lot of news during the past week or so that has almost tempted me to break the posting silence, but only one managed to break the floodgates: the release of Mozilla 1.8 Alpha3. Forget the awkward name, this is, for me, the most important release since 1.0.
Links, links, and more links
Since I’m getting a bit hammered at work by projects whose deadlines conflict with my planned escape paddling the near north, posting will be of sporadic frequency, and like this entry, quality.
There are many self-styled tutorials on Web building on the Web — probably more tutorials than developers. That being said, occassionally one emerges worth a bookmark from even the most cynical “seen-it-all” crowd. Rarely do two appear, but that’s what has happened.
Participatory journalism in T.O.
David Akin is blogging (and moderating) a Toronto conference on participatory journalism that is going on all day today. Although I missed the registration deadline, some of my co-workers are attending; it should be interesting to see how views of Dan Gillmour, Warren Kinsella, and Jay Rosen will affect them
Forbes’ dumb contextual ads
So Forbes.com, thanks to Vibrant Media’s IntelliTXT system, is going where even Microsoft feared to tread. Like the software company’s ill-fated SmartTags, Forbes.com highlights individual keywords in a story. These words are then sold to advertisers.
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